Here at The Horse's Heartbeat the animals are at the centre of all we do. We have a herd of five horses - two miniature ponies and three 'big' horses. The horses, along with our dog, cat, four sheep and many chickens all form part of The Horse's Heartbeat team.
We offer Equine Assisted Therapy and Equine Assisted Learning for individuals, groups, couples and families. Our learning, counselling and psychotherapy sessions are beneficial for children, adolescents and adults.
We specialise in working with women, children and adolescents however all referral enquiries are welcome.
Andrea is a social worker, registered with the Australian Association of Social Workers. She is also a professional education trainer. She has many years' experience supporting and empowering individuals and groups to build healthy relationships and live life in a way that is most meaningful for them.
Andrea is trained in psychotherapy and fully certified through the Equine Psychotherapy Institute. She has also undertaken advanced training in anxiety and depression and in working with children.
Andrea is also fully certified in equine assisted learning through Equine Connection - The Academy of Equine Assisted Learning.
Andrea is passionate about providing a safe, non-judgmental space. This space helps people to heal and grow through genuine connections and relationship. The horses provide a powerful presence as people explore and heal important elements of their lives.
Andrea has a life-long love of horses. She has always recognised their ability to make people feel 'better' simply by being with them. For over 25 years, Andrea had the dream of bringing horses and people together for mutual benefit,. Hence, The Horse's Heartbeat was born.
The Horse's Heartbeat equine therapy team are valued and their welfare is at the core of all of our work. They are treated ethically, kindly and are free to express their boundaries, even while engaging in their therapy and learning work with clients. Through this, we know that the connections and relationships between horse and human truly reflect a genuine, unforced interaction.
At The Horse's Heartbeat we believe that clients are experts in their own lives. Through true awareness, connection and safe relationship, growth, healing and learning can happen.
Connect. Learn. Grow.